An opportunity for Silver Creek High view and discuss books of different genres. It is a forum for Raptor book lovers to share their ideas and stories!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Speak by Laurie Anderson

A girl is raped and becomes depressed, but once she starts to get better she is attacked by a man again. I am unsure of what to think about the book. I thought it was odd and can't really say if it was a good or bad book.

     -Submitted by Casey Nusbaum

Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns is about a girl who runs away trying to find something else in her life. And a boy who is desperately looking for answers and trying to find her. He follows the mysteries of paper towns and who she really is as a person.
          -Submitted by student

Prized by Caragh M O'Brien


  Prized is a very intriguing futuristic novel about a crumbling society. In this edition, the second book in the Birthmarked trilogy, Gaja has left the Enclave only to come up to a society just as messed up as the Enclave called the Sylum. She stays with them only because of her sister who is taken from her. I really enjoy reading about how she changed throughout the book, she is stronger than she was in Birthmarked but still hasn't figured out who she is.
                        -Submitted by Charlotte New

Looking for Alaska by John Green

It is a novel about a guy who goes to Culver Creek boarding school and meets a ton of friends, one being Alaska Young. Alaska is a pretty, mischievous, moody, fun and self-destructive girl the protagonist meets. Then one day, everything changes and nothing is ever the same at Culver Creek. I really liked this book because of Alaska's personality, and the plot.
               -Submitted by Kenzie Peila

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

A farm boy with little education discovers a large blue stone while hunting in a forbidden forest. The blue stone turns out to be a dragons egg and Eragon becomes its rider. They go places and fight armies.
               -Submitted by student

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I just finished Divergent and I loved it. The only reason I read this book is because it was becoming a movie. But I soon wished that I had read it sooner. The characters are great, the idea is great. If you have read The Hunger Games, then you will surely love Divergent.
                        -Submitted by student

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lovers Dictionary by David Levithan

A short book that is in the form of a type of dictionary. The story is told a little out of order and in segments. It is written by a guy who's girlfriend cheated on him, so he is recounting the events that went on in their relationship.
    -Submitted by student

Monday, February 3, 2014

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

This book is about ruby who's mother dies. and her father's a celebrity. She moves from Boston to Los Angeles. Leaving behind her friend and her boyfriend. And things just go bad because her boyfriend Kay dates her bff.'
   -Submitted by student

The F*** It List by Julie Halpern

The F*** It List is a great book about living life to the fullest and finding. A girl decides to complete a bucket list for her friend who has cancer. She tries new things and lives in a new way.
   -Submitted by student

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

The book I read was a little confusing. I read City of Ashes. And it was a good book and a sad love story. I liked how the characters had room to grow.
   -Submitted by student

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Futuristic, controlling government gets too far, 17 year old kid gets kidnapped and imprisoned for days, when he gets out he attacks the government.
    -Submitted by student

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

It was a good, interesting book. i loved it because i am a supporter of GLBQT. It is a great story with a lot of emotions.
   -Submitted by student

Tenderness by Robert Cormier

OMG! I hated the ending of this book. it was an interesting read, but it dragged on and ended suddenly. I am not sure how I feel about it.
   -Submitted by student

The Fault in our Stars

A good book that I absolutely love "The Fault in our Stars". It's the best book I've ever read. The book is about a girl with cancer and she meets a boy who is bursting with personality. They fall in love and the whole story is beautiful and very well written. I could not put this book down. Read it!
  -Submitted by student


A book I am currently reading is called Bitterblue, the third book in the Graceling series. it revolves around Queen Bitterblue, daughter of the sadistic former King Leck. This man had a power to control people's thoughts and used that to torture them. Bitterblue's advisers lived during Leck's reign and are hiding something. Bitterblue must find out, with the help of two thieves, Teddy and Saf.
   -Submitted by student